Here's an update on what happened near us yesterday. After dinner, I got up to do the dishes only to see this apartment buiding surrounded by emergency vehicles. Oddly enough, we didn't hear any of them arrive. We learned what happened from a neighbor.
Police: Man shot at Fairfield apartment
Officers investigating second apartment shooting in as many nights.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
FAIRFIELD — A man shot at a Fairfield apartment complex was not conscious when he was flown by medical helicopter to the hospital Friday night, police said.
Police and emergency crews responded at around 5:55 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, following a report of a shooting inside a unit at the apartment complex, said Fairfield police Sgt. Don Garrett.
Officers arrived at the scene and found a black male suffering from a gunshot wound, Garrett said. He was flown by Air Care medical helicopter to University Hospital in Cincinnati.
Police initially reported the male shot was a juvenile, but later Friday said the victim was an adult, but would not release his name, age and extent of his injuries. However, Garrett said he was unconcious when he was being treated at the scene.
The apartment building in which the shooting apparently took place was cordoned off by police caution tape late Friday night. A neighbor said she saw one man exit the building in a hurry and leave the scene with three other men in a green van before officers arrived.
Garrett said the shooting remains under investigation and did not release any other details.
Fairfield police also are investigating a shooting incident that occurred the previous night at the Heritage Glen apartment complex, located on Brookfield Drive about two miles north of Friday night's shooting.
At around 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, police responded to an assault where shots were fired at Heritage Glen. One man was treated for unknown injuries at Mercy Hospital, but police said he had not been shot. No suspects were arrested in the incident, police said.
According to Sgt. Jeff Sprague, the two incidents appear unrelated.